Is opt-out now the new standard for universities introducing lecture capture?
Student expectation, coupled with significant changes to the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) and the EU Web Accessibility Directive, means that universities are increasingly adopting lecture capture solutions or repurposing existing provision to help provide inclusive learning environments. UCISA (2018) reports that 75% of responding HEIs now have lecture capture systems.
With strong demand from the student community and a drive to make a more inclusive learning environment, Durham University rolled out its lecture capture solution (Encore) in the 2018-19 academic year. As a relative latecomer to the party, Durham made the bold decision to go ‘big bang’ from the outset, not only scheduling all timetabled lectures to be recorded in the 2018-19 academic year, but also putting the onus on lecturers to opt out of being recorded.’
At the end of this first year, the Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD) in partnership with the Students’ Union conducted an institution-wide review of lecture capture. We asked students how they use lecture recordings. We asked staff how they thought students were using lecture recordings. Do you think the responses were the same? We also asked staff to comment on their experience of using or not using lecture capture.
In this presentation we will present the findings of this review that draws upon data from surveys, interviews, focus groups and usage metrics.
This should be of interest to anyone who uses, or supports the use, of lecture capture.
UCISA (2018). 2018 Report on the Technology Enhanced Learning survey. [online] Available at: https://www.ucisa.ac.uk/bestpractice/surveys/tel/TEL_survey_report_2018 [Accessed 6 Mar. 2019].